Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is an umbrella term for a large number of evidence-based psychological treatments and it is the gold standard in the field of psychotherapy. This Congress aims to: (1) report about CBT state of the art applications in a large variety of clinical and non-clinical contexts; (2) introduce the latest research with powerful clinical implications in this field; (3) increase CBT internal cohesion by moving the various “schools” of this field towards an integrated and multimodal approach; (4) promote CBT as the best platform to integrate psychotherapy in an evidence-based framework; (5) stimulate CBT frontier research as well as infuse CBT with frontier research from related fields.
The International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy has decided that the 10th edition of 2020 is going to take place in Rome (Italy), one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Previous editions of the IACP’s Congress were organized in important academic centres, such as Umea (Sweden, 1986), Oxford (UK, 1989), Toronto (Canada, 1992), Catania (Italy, 2000), Gotenborg (Sweden, 2005), Rome (Italy, 2008), Istanbul (Turkey, 2011), Hong Kong (China, 2014), and Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania (Romania, 2017). Between 1992 and 2005 some of IACP’s Congresses were merged with the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies/WCBCT (Copenhagen, Denmark 1995; Acapulco, Mexico, 1998; Vancouver, Canada, 2001; Kobe, Japan, 2004) and since 2005 it was again organized as an independent world congress of the IACP, coordinated with the WCBCT (where IACP is also one of the organizers).
“Join us to gain a new perspective on the science of CBT and its clinical practice. We also invite you to visit Rome, a place with a unique cultural and historical heritage.”
Antonella Montano and Gabriele Melli